List of most-followed Twitter accounts

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Katy Perry is currently the most followed account on Twitter with nearly 107 million followers.

The list below contains the top 50 accounts with the largest number of followers on the social media platform Twitter.[1] American singer Katy Perry tops the list with nearly 107 million followers. Her account was the first to exceed 100 million followers, in June 2017.[2]

On July 12, 2018, Twitter purged locked accounts—those disabled due to suspicious activity—from follower-count tallies.[3] Consequently, Twitter’s own account took the fastest and greatest plunge out of all the top 50 accounts, from 63 million to 55 million followers, and in ranking, from 11th to 16th place.[4]

Top 50 accounts[edit]

The following table lists the top 50 most followed accounts on Twitter, with each total rounded to the nearest million followers, as well as the profession or activity of each user, and their country of origin.[1] It was last updated on December 6, 2018.

Rank Change
(monthly)
Account name Owner Followers
(millions)
Activity Country
1. Steady @katyperry Katy Perry 107 Musician  USA
2. Steady @justinbieber Justin Bieber 105 Musician  CAN
3. Steady @BarackObama Barack Obama 103 Former U.S. President  USA
4. Steady @rihanna Rihanna 88 Musician  BAR
5. Steady @taylorswift13 Taylor Swift 83 Musician  USA
6. Steady @ladygaga Lady Gaga 77 Musician and actress  USA
7. Steady @TheEllenShow Ellen DeGeneres 77 Comedian  USA
8. Steady @Cristiano Cristiano Ronaldo 76 Footballer  POR
9. Steady @YouTube YouTube 71 Online video platform  USA
10. Steady @jtimberlake Justin Timberlake 65 Musician and actor  USA
11. Increase @ArianaGrande Ariana Grande 59 Musician  USA
12. Decrease @KimKardashian Kim Kardashian West 59 Television personality  USA
13. IncreaseIncrease @selenagomez Selena Gomez 57 Musician and actress  USA
14. Steady @ddlovato Demi Lovato 57 Musician  USA
15. Increase @britneyspears Britney Spears 56 Musician  USA
16. Increase @realDonaldTrump Donald Trump 56 Current U.S. President  USA
17. DecreaseDecreaseDecreaseDecrease @twitter Twitter 56 Social media platform  USA
18. Steady @cnnbrk CNN Breaking News 54 News channel  USA
19. Steady @shakira Shakira 51 Musician  COL
20. Steady @jimmyfallon Jimmy Fallon 51 Comedian  USA
21. Steady @BillGates Bill Gates 46 Businessman and philanthropist  USA
22. Steady @narendramodi Narendra Modi 45 Current Prime Minister of India  IND
23. Steady @JLo Jennifer Lopez 44 Musician and actress  USA
24. Increase @nytimes The New York Times 42 Newspaper  USA
25. Decrease @BrunoMars Bruno Mars 42 Musician  USA
26. Increase @KingJames LeBron James 42 Basketball player  USA
27. Decrease @Oprah Oprah Winfrey 42 Television personality and businesswoman  USA
28. Steady @neymarjr Neymar 42 Footballer  BRA
29. Steady @CNN CNN 41 News channel  USA
30. Steady @MileyCyrus Miley Cyrus 41 Musician and actress  USA
31. Steady @NiallOfficial Niall Horan 39 Musician  IRL
32. Steady @BBCBreaking BBC Breaking News 39 News channel  GBR
33. Steady @Drake Drake 37 Rapper  CAN
34. Steady @instagram Instagram 37 Social media platform  USA
35. Steady @iamsrk Shah Rukh Khan 37 Actor and producer  IND
36. Steady @SrBachchan Amitabh Bachchan 36 Actor  IND
37. Steady @SportsCenter SportsCenter 35 Sports channel  USA
38. Steady @BeingSalmanKhan Salman Khan 35 Actor and producer  IND
39. Steady @KevinHart4real Kevin Hart 35 Comedian and actor  USA
40. Steady @LilTunechi Lil Wayne 34 Rapper  USA
41. Steady @espn ESPN 34 Sports channel  USA
42. Steady @wizkhalifa Wiz Khalifa 34 Rapper  USA
43. Steady @Louis_Tomlinson Louis Tomlinson 33 Musician  GBR
44. Steady @Harry_Styles Harry Styles 33 Musician  GBR
45. Steady @LiamPayne Liam Payne 32 Musician  GBR
46. Steady @Pink Pink 32 Musician  USA
47. Increase @realmadrid Real Madrid C.F. 31 Football club  ESP
48. Decrease @onedirection One Direction 31 Band  GBR
 IRL
49. IncreaseIncrease @NASA NASA 30 Space agency  USA
50. Decrease @aliciakeys Alicia Keys 30 Musician  USA

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Twitter: Most Followers". Friend or Follow. Retrieved December 6, 2018.
  2. ^ Cirisano, Tatiana (June 16, 2017). "Katy Perry Becomes First to Hit 100 Million Twitter Followers". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
  3. ^ Spangler, Todd (July 11, 2018). "Twitter to Purge Locked Accounts From Follower Counts, Warns of Potential 'Significant Drop' in Followers". Variety. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  4. ^ Simani, Ellis; Schleuss, Jon (July 13, 2018). "Here are the biggest losers from Twitter's purge". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 27, 2018.